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Attorney General candidate Alice Martin to speak at conference

By Sam Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Attorney General Candidate Alice Martin will speak at the annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Global Fraud Conference.

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners(ACFE) is the largest anti-fraud organization in the world according to their website. Martin will be holding a panel entitled “When to Approach Law Enforcement and Prosecution,” which will be focused on reporting fraud to the authorities.

“She will discuss various options and recommendations on how best to proceed with cases of fraud and how to achieve each’s goals,” the ACFE said in a statement. “Attendees will learn how to differentiate between the responsibilities of management, external consultants, and law enforcement, as well as how to make informed decisions about the closing processes of a fraud examination.”

In a statement, Martin said she looks forward to the conference.

“I look forward to sharing my personal experiences and learning from my colleagues from around the country at the conference,” Martin said.

Martin is running as a Republican to be Alabama’s Attorney General.

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She previously served as Alabama’s chief deputy attorney general under Senator Luther Strange. While she was in office, resources of the corruption unit in Alabama doubled and former Speaker of House Mike Hubbard was convicted of 12 ethics violations in June 2016.

“For too long, our State has put up with a corrupt government that has protected the politicians, not the people,” Martin said in a statement. “It is time to elect a leader who will clean up the corruption, end the insider back room deals, and apply the law fairly. Not only do I promise to faithfully execute our laws and end corruption, I have the record to prove it.”

Before becoming chief deputy attorney general, she was a US attorney and federal prosecutor under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. During her time as a US attorney she created the North Alabama Public Corruption Task Force which has convicted 125 public officials and contractors.

The Attorney General race is set for 2018.

 

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